Googly Eyes & Smiles
Fill these bags, then fill the hands of your little party guests with festive and fun favors.
Paper gift bags
Punch pipe cleaners into the sides of regular-size gift bags, bend them into the shape of butterfly-wings, and glue the ends to the inside of the bags
Give the kids a giggle by adding googly eyes on the bags and attaching a brown pipe cleaner to the bag handles as antennae
Crab Dip Crostini
Hammering and cracking crabs might appear quite unladylike at your afternoon fete. Here is the perfect resolution so you can have your crab and eat it, too!
1 baguette, cut into 1 inch thick slices
Olive oil, for brushing
½ cup cream cheese, room temperature
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
2 tablespoons heavy cream
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 green onions, chopped
½ cup chopped red bell pepper
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon chopped parsley
2 6-ounce cans jumbo lump crabmeat, drained
Preheat broiler to high heat.
On a cookie sheet, line up baguette slices. Brush lightly with olive oil and season with a sprinkling of salt.
Place under broiler until golden brown. Flip the slices over and broil until golden brown. Remove and let cool on a rack.
In a large mixing bowl, mix cream cheese, mayonnaise, heavy cream, salt, cayenne pepper, green onions, red bell pepper, lemon juice, and parsley. Stir to completely combine. Add in the crabmeat and lightly toss to combine.
Spoon onto the toasted baguette slices. Serve immediately.